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through the -- what was then called the biden crime bill, became the clinton bill, which you have all taken advantage of. we're on the floor debating this issue, anden daniel patrick moynihan stood up and said, as only he could, he told the story of the valentine's day massacre in 1929. and how it shocked the world when seven gangsters were gunned down in cold blood. it made the front page, according to daniel patrick moynihan, of every major paper in the nation and many around the world. then the looked up and said, but in 1992, when a woman saved her three-month-old baby from execution by hiding that baby under the bed, but she was shot and killed, along with her husband and her teenage son, that story -- and he took out "the new york times --" turned up on the second section, buried in the back of "the new york times." it wasn't front-page news. it was barely news at all. i'll never forget what he said. he said i call that defining deviancy down. defining deviancy down. how it wasn't even news. if that happened in 1929, it would have been astonishing. well, folks, we can no longer
concentration. when i was a point person for president clinton and passing the brady bill and the late part of november 93 and the assault weapons ban in the house in the spring of 94, it was those to those very focused on criminal acts nice. president clinton's legislation post-columbine did not pass. so the notion that everybody should rely on the energy and force of newton, i would caution not to do that. it's galvanized to have a conversation internally and have a serious conversation, but for the assault weapons ban, were done with columbine would have been in virginia. i do believe in the last four years, the last eight years of politics, what happened there has made all of us have a discussion and appropriate politics to be focused for the president to introduce this legislation or package undecided what is going to do by executive order. but we are at a tipping point is postponed, delayed or for whatever reason hasn't happened. my small plaintiff caution anything but the last time i had success, goes back in 93 and 94. those were pretty columbine. his entire package fell flat. >> co
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